Royal Caribbean to Enhance European Shore Excursions with New Port In Jamaica

From the announcement made last week that Royal Caribbean is to upgrade the liners Liberty of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas with facilities from its Oasis-class ships, Royal Caribbean International, the cruise operator, will be showing off even more improvements for cruisers with a whole new shore excursion package that spreads across fifty five ports in twenty two Mediterranean and European destinations, meaning guests can now design a cruise holiday that is tailored to their individual requirements. A well as this, the cruise-line has revealed more details of a brand new port it is building and is scheduled to open sometime in Jamaica in 2011.

Private Excursions, Easy Tours and Family Activities

With its recent successes in Russia, Royal Caribbean International is now allowing it’s guests the chance to arrangement their own private shore excursions to explore Mediterranean and European destinations from thirteen ports-of-call including Greece, Israel, Egypt, Finland, Italy and Sweden. Passengers who do not wish to be limited by a fixed itinerary can now have the cruise line arrange programs and allow access to a private bus for each tour that can provide for up to ten people and at the same time enjoying stress free sightseeing.

Royal Caribbean has also designed a selection of new half day shore excursions specifically designed for families and multi-generational groups. Some of these activities include a Pizza Making experience in Sorrento, Italy. Here visitors are given a city tour which is then followed by a professional pizza making class and lunch to enjoy their cooking, also a Sea Kayaking adventure in Dubrovnik, Croatia, to take in a different perspective of the beautiful city and its historic architecture.

The cruise line is also extending its offering of what it calls “Easy” tours for passengers with difficulty standing for large amounts of time or walking, as well as adding fourteen new programs meaning that there is now thirty three in total. Guests can explore the old town of Trogir or sample Sardinia’s finest wines or perhaps take in the views of the many artistic and historical landmarks in the area from the comfort of their own transport, which has been modified with lifts and access ramps where possible.

Royal Caribbean International is currently focussing on the European cruise market, with eight ships currently sailing in Europe this year. The cruise operator is set to further extend its presence in 2011, when it will have a record breaking eleven ships in and around Europe waters.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

If you are new to cruising, there are lots of things that you will want to take into consideration.  These things will include, when you want to travel, what kind of money do you want to spend as well as what destinations.

Although not just limited as a European cruise operator, Royal Caribbean is none the less an extremely high quality cruise line operator that is very competitive price-wise that have many European destinations in their itinerary.

A popular cruise choice from Royal Caribbean is the 14 night “Mediterranean Treasures cruise”. if you are wanting to visit the ‘Cradle of Civilization’ than what better way to do this that with a Royal Caribbean liner The Independence of the Seas. With an atmosphere that has been described as different, where the sun is warmer and colors more vibrant. Voyaging with  the med with Royal Caribbean will let you experience that warm friendly people who know the secret to living life to the full, something which you will reap the benefits from on this vacation.

Calling at popular destinations such as Gibraltar, Cagliari in Sardinia, Barcelona, Florence and Cannes this tour of the Mediterranean is highly recommended.

If you are new to cruising, royal Caribbean have much to offer. For example they have 21 magnificent ships in one of the imaginative cruise fleets in the world. With unique facilities on board ship such as their Flow rider surf simulator and relaxing on-board spas there are also lots of bars and restaurants you can catch up with new friends or take in the latest movie at the ships movie theatre.

As far as dining options go, Royal Caribbean is second to none. You can get a five course dinner from the main dining rooms, however if you prefer something more casual they have family friend cafes and restaurants too. Also, you may also order food to your staterooms for a relaxing quiet night in
Included in the Royal Caribbean cruises is the accommodation, with TV, telephones hair dryers as well as a dedicated stateroom attendant. If you have a Royal Caribbean Fly/Cruise package then all flights and transfers are included with various departure points meaning that you get great value and flexibility.
There are plenty of on-board family friendly facilities for ages ranging from toddlers to teenagers. They run separate programs for different age grouping and all ships offer sports tournaments and themes parties to mention a few things.

Other facilities include, as mentioned, the Flow rider surfing simulator, rock climbing, ice skating rink, H20 Water Park, swimming pools and sports courts. There are also mini golf and in line skating tracks. So as you can see there plenty to no matter what you like doing; something for everyone you might say.
With organized shore excursion
that you can opt into you can get the most out of every destination you visit.

In Summary Royal Caribbean cruise lines can offer a fantastic European cruise vacation at a great price. Highly Recommended.